Sanju Samson smashed an unbeaten 86(63), while Shreyas Iyer hit a 37-ball 50 as India fell short by 9 runs against South Africa in the 1st ODI in Lucknow.
Samson smashed an unbeaten 86(63), while Iyer hit a 37-ball 50 as India fell short by 9 runs against South Africa in the 1st ODI in Lucknow. The 250-run chase in a truncated 40-overs a side match saw India start on a slow note. Rabada cleaned up Gill on 3. Following his dismissal Wayne Parnell removed Dhawan on 4. Gaikwad struggled to get going and was stumped after 42-ball 19. Kishan was dismissed on 20. However, Iyer and Samson took charge after the early blows. It was Iyer initially, leading India's fightback before getting out to Ngidi. Samson then took over and stitched a crucial partnership with Thakur, who chipped in with a crucial 31-ball 33. However, Ngidi struck twice in the 38th over to shift the momentum back in South Africa's favour. Earlier in the day, half centuries from David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen helped South Africa post 249/4. Klaasen ended the innings unbeaten on 74 off 65 while Miller was not out on 75 off 63. The match has been reduced to a 40-overs-a-side contest after toss was delayed by nearly two hours due to rain.